Crunchy Ratatouille

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Nutritional Information

Calories 133
Caloriesfromfat 30 %
Protein 4.8 g
Fat 4.4 g
Satfat 0.7 g
Carbohydrate 20 g
Fiber 2.3 g
Sodium 484 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg

Ingredients

2 large egg whites
1 tablespoon olive oil
3/4 cup Italian-style fine dried bread crumbs
1 teaspoon dried basil
3 teaspoons minced garlic
1 1/2 cups 1-inch eggplant chunks
1 1/2 cups 3/4-inch zucchini slices
1 1/2 cups 1 1/2-inch red bell pepper chunks
2 cups 1 1/2-inch tomato chunks
3 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
1-2 teaspoons lemon juice
salt
pepper

Preparation

1. In a bowl, beat egg whites and oil to blend. In another bowl, mix crumbs, basil, and 2 teaspoons garlic.

2. Add 1 kind of vegetable at a time to the egg mixture—eggplant, zucchini, bell pepper, and 1 1/2 cups tomatoes. Lift out with a slotted spoon, draining briefly, and add to crumbs. Mix gently to coat, the lift out. Arrange vegetables in a single layer on a 14-inch by 17-inch baking sheet.

3. Bake in a 450° oven until vegetables are well-browned and eggplant is soft when pressed, 20 to 25 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, in a blender or food processor, purée until smooth the remaining 1 teaspoon garllic, remaining 1/2 cup tomatoes, mayonnaise, and lemon juice to taste.

5. Spoon vegetables onto warm dinner plates and season to taste with mayonnaise mixture and salt and pepper.

Note:

March 2000